Though it shocks my classically inclined photographer friends, I have little real interest in black and white photography.
Please don’t waste your time telling me why I am wrong. I just don’t do monochrome. And yet, that’s how the world has seemed to me for the last few days … as if all the colour has been sucked out of it. I don’t like it. I persist with the remedies suggested, but I shall be very glad when this thing passes.
Yesterday I did not go outside the house. My three images today are all taken through different windows briefly opened for the purpose. To begin with, another fleet of yachts drifting about in very light airs just this side of the Pt Howard oil terminal. In the background, is the Eastbourne village area. The shopping street is immediately to the left of that apartment block on the right hand edge of the picture.
My next image, taken from the East facing windows of my bedroom shows a rugby game in progress on the Hutt Recreation Ground. Some temporary seating has been provided, presumably because the All Blacks will play some training matches against the Wellington Lions and a Canterbury side next Friday. This worked out well for the match in progress here. This is the final of the Jubilee cup, the premier trophy in Wellington club rugby. The teams on the field are Oriental Rongotai, in black and white, and Tawa in red, blue and gold. Tawa achieved its first win in this competition by 26-21 against the “Ories”. If you enlarge the image you can see the ball in mid-air, about centre-field.
Finally, my grandson Cooper is caught climbing a tree in front of the house. This tree was once our family Christmas tree, growing in a pot when Cooper’s father was about the same age as Cooper is now. As far as I know, Cooper is the first member of the family to have decided that our former potted tree is now able to be climbed.
Not sure what tomorrow will bring, but then, who ever is?